In order to work in security and criminal investigation, it is mandatory to wear proof of identity: 
– Gray proof of identity:  
intended for a person who carries out security work and meets the requirements in Article 5 CPR, 
– Blue proof of identity:  
intended for a person who may perform security work described for identification for an organization with a limited license,  
– Yellow identification: 
for a person who carries out private investigative work and meets the requirements of article 10 CPR, proof of identity for special investigating officers, as established by the minister on the basis of the Extraordinary Investigating Officer Decree belonging to a private security organization, or a part thereof, that by the minister has been designated as a category or unit as referred to in Article 142 WbSv. 


In order to obtain proof of identity, a certificate of professional competence must be met via ECABO and a screening by the police for reliability requirements. 


There are roughly five similarities between security officers: 

They are at least in possession of the Security Certificate or are in training for this (before August 2002 this could also have been a General Security Officer or the basic security officer diploma). The Security Guard degree is the compulsory training for security officers at MBO level 2.  
They are at least 17 years old. 


They were screened by ECABO (with regard to professional competence requirements) and by the police and judiciary (with regard to reliability requirements) before commencement of employment and therefore provide proof of identity. 


They all have a job that has to do with safety and security. 

They are employed by a company with an ND, BD, PAC or PGW number approved by the Ministry of Justice and fall under the Collective Labor Agreement for Private Security. 
The various functions are distinguished by their own character. A mobile security guard, for example, drives car laps, opens and closes business premises and triggers alarms. While a store supervisor is running preventive rounds, it can cause arrests in stores and can carry out arrests. In addition, new functions are regularly created such as the protection of asylum seekers’ centers and polka dot swallowers, often as responses to the changing demand from clients or social society. This means that the security industry is constantly on the move.

Security officer / receptionist
The desk or reception is the calling card of a company, and a point where many business processes start. In addition, it is also an important link in the internal safety of the company. The activities include receiving guests, checking suppliers and goods, making visitor passes, keeping control among staff and visitors, camera surveillance, and often you are also a telephonist. 
You are therefore an important link between the company, and visitors and suppliers



security officer This ensures safety and controls access to a fixed post from a box or reception and by walking rounds. This can be at an office, company or site. You work with various means of communication, manuals, business instructions and checklists. Depending on your wishes, you can work in a team or on your own, in regular day shifts or in shifts


Mobile Surveillance Agent

This person checks houses, factories, shops and sites in a certain region by periodically checking the outside and inside and is on site when there is an alarm. Increasingly, monitoring and customer-oriented services are also being added, such as personnel monitoring, panic alarms for persons in need of care and assistance with opening and closing of objects susceptible to robbery. The mobile security guard works out of the car, alone and especially in the evening and at night. You can also specialize as an alarm follower.

A mobile security guard can also do alarm follow-up work which consists of following an alarm at a company outside opening hours. He must then check on site what caused the alarm and report on it. This can be a burglary or destruction, or just personnel who have forgotten to switch off the alarm. In case of burglary damage and / or burglary, you take action which consists of, among other things, warning a specified warning address and / or   police, fire brigade, glaziers etc.

The so-called collective driving in residential areas and business parks, among other things, are activities that can be associated with a mobile security guard. People drive in a certain neighborhood or business park and thus maintain constant supervision.



Supervisor The shop supervisor runs control rounds in shopping malls or through stores where he is alert to shop theft and order disturbances. Most of them have a fixed object in a team of people who maintain contact with two-way radios. Added tasks include reception work, running opening and closing rounds, and camera surveillance. You are also a host / hostess and a source of information for customers.



security A port security is a security officer who holds the ‘Port security’ certificate. This is required for all security officers working at a location where the ISPS code applies. 
ISPS: International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. 
The activities of the port security officer include:
Access control, and the checking of identity documents and / or cards of those who want access to the port facility, including the vehicles.
Supervising the port facility, making on-site inspection rounds, which can consist of checking the entrances and roads leading to them, checking the fencing for defects and / or destruction. 
Inspecting persons, personal belongings, vehicles and their contents. 
Making an inventory of access points that are not in regular use and which must be permanently closed and closed.


Money and value transporter

This armor safely transports money and values for customers with an armored vehicle and cooperates with a colleague: one person drives the car, the co-driver sometimes transports the values from customer to vehicle with a secure suitcase (“flop”) and a security envelope and keep records. The clients are mainly shops and banks, but sometimes also parking meters. You need to be stress-resistant for work, you have to be able to handle communication equipment and a (large) driver’s license is often required. You work mainly during the day.


Hotel and

catering industry The profession of hotel and catering industry is professionalising at breakneck speed. Since 1999, hotel and catering porters have been subject to the Private Security Organizations and Investigation Agencies Act. This means that every catering company that works with porters must in future employ qualified porters. A positive development that will definitely benefit the image of the porter and the hospitality industry.
The world of hospitality is also increasingly confronted with aggression, violence, alcohol and drug abuse. Fortunately, these problems are manageable without having to close the doors of the catering businesses. The hospitality porter plays an important role in securing his business. This concerns both the safety of the guests and that of the employees – his colleagues.
You have insight into what good and safe working conditions are and what the employer must do to achieve this. You know the effects of alcohol and drug abuse and you know how to recognize the abuse. You can deal effectively with the risk behavior of guests. You know what a criminal offense is, when someone is a suspect and when and by whom someone can be arrested. You can recognize prohibited weapons. You know what duties you have as a catering porter with regard to safety prevention. 



for events Many events come together at events, so it is imperative that everything is run in the right direction. From   the moment an event starts to the end, there must be a pleasant and safe atmosphere. 
The protection of events consists of, among other things 
– supervision / control / visiting visitors at the entrance of an event 
– personal protection of artists
– stage protection 
– supervision of the orderly course of an event 


Dog handler

As a dog handler you are often present to support events, make rounds on construction sites, port facilities, or as a combination in, for example, mobile surveillance. Besides the diploma security 2 or abm you must also have a certificate from the KNPV or the NBvD as a dog handler, this is a man / dog statement that shows that you and the dog form a suitable combination. 
The dog is considered suitable for security if he has the certificate PH1 or Object from the KNPV or the Security Dog certificate from the NBvD. 



security officer The company security service carries out its activities in its own company, whereby security is aimed at both employees and visitors. This ‘own company’ is then usually a larger company with several employees. Instead of hiring a security organization, they arrange the security themselves and therefore have to apply for a corresponding license. A company security service may not perform work for third parties. 




centralist The centralist receives alarm messages in the alarm center or control room, processes them with the customer data, answers questions from customers and mobile invigilators and manages invigilators in the event of an alarm response. You can work here in irregular times, generally as a team. Transfer and cooperation are important, as well as good communication skills and a focus on solutions. There is also an increasing demand to work with webcams and other remote cameras.